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Boron - Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms and Food Sources

What is Boron?

Boron is a trace element found mostly in the parathyroid glands. It helps you absorb calcium in your bones. Boron's role in the body was only discovered in the 1980's. Boron triggers a variety of functions in the body that are necessary for life. For example, boron helps to regulate levels of other essential minerals, including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Uses and Benefits of Boron

Researchers have found that boron significantly increase production of oestrogen and testosterone, leading to interest in boron use in the athletic community, especially among body-builders looking to safely promote muscle growth.

Boron plays a major role in helping to prevent osteoporosis by helping build and maintain healthy bones. It helps reduce the loss of calcium and magnesium in the urine, which is needed to help build strong bones.

Also common benefits are :-

  • It helps to build and maintain healthy bones.
  • It also helps to prevent bone thinning leading to osteoporosis.
  • It enhances maintenance of healthy cell membranes.
  • It maintains proper mental functioning and alertness.
  • It elevates levels of serum estrogen and ionized calcium.
  • It elevates levels of serum estrogen and ionized calcium.
  • It inhibits the development of osteoporosis.

Recommended Dosage of Boron

Take 1 teaspoon daily with a meal or if u like u can use it by using. Recommended dosage amount is typically 3 mg a day, and amounts up to 10 mg a day can be used.

Deficiency Symptoms of Boron

Boron deficiency, it is thought, may contribute to the development of osteoarthritis and prostate cancer. Consequently, individuals with diets low in boron have a higher risk of developing such conditions.

Deficiency symptoms of boron include :-

  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea and
  • Circulatory problems.
  • In extreme cases, boron toxicity can result in shock followed by coma.

Rich Food Sources of Boron

Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts are rich sources of Boron—whereas meat and fish are poor sources. Foods that are good sources of boron include pears, prunes, apples, raisins, and tomatoes. It is also found in soil and drinking water, particularly in arid climates.

     
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